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EDX1000 Early Reading Instruction

Units : 1
School or Department : School of Education
Grading basis : Graded
Course fee schedule : https://www.unisq.edu.au/current-students/administration/fees/fee-schedules
Version produced : 24 September 2023


Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in: BECH or BEED or BPED or BGEN or UCTE or UCTP
BECH/BEED: Enrolment is not permitted if EDX1170 or EHE1100 has been previously completed
BPED: Enrolment is not permitted if EHF1100 has previously been completed


In Semester 3, 2023 this course will be delivered as a Transition (9 week) semester, commencing on 13 November 2023 and concluding on 12 January 2024.

Participation in many aspects of Australian life is dependent on effective communication in Standard Australian English. Developing effective skills for the teaching of English is one of the principal tasks of all teachers. Australian Teacher Education programmes must meet Australian Standards for accreditation including study in English as a priority Learning Area. Included in the Australian Government’s plan for quality education is a commitment to the teaching of reading instruction through an explicit focus on phonics, phonemic awareness, vocabulary, fluency and comprehension. Teachers of English should be familiar with theories of pedagogical practices, along with research-based strategies that facilitate planning for effective English teaching and learning with diverse groups of learners.

This course is part of a suite of four English courses for primary and early childhood pre-service educators. The course will address early reading instruction by using an evidence-based framework that teaches pre-service teachers how to teach and assess oral language, metalinguistic awareness, phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, comprehension and oral language to students from Kindergarten to Year Two. A variety of children's literature, including multimodal texts and ICTS will be used.

Course offers

Study period Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2023 On-campus Springfield
Semester 1, 2023 On-campus Toowoomba
Semester 1, 2023 Online
Transition Semester 3, 2023 9W Online
Date printed 24 September 2023